Mike MacDonald believes it's the duty of every M.P. to reflect the values and priorities of the people they serve. Broad experience has provided Mike with a deep understanding of what’s important to the people of Dartmouth-Cole Harbour.
Mike, 49, is the youngest of 10 children from a working class family. His father was the president of three separate trade unions.
After graduating from university, he began in politics as a policy researcher in Ottawa. Returning to Nova Scotia, he served as Assistant to the Minister of Health, and then as Executive Assistant to the Premier. He returned to Ottawa as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Tourism and Small Business, and later worked as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Public Works and Supply and Services.
Today Mike is a successful motel and restaurant operator of 16 years who knows what it means to meet a payroll. His wife Marilyn has been a teacher in the riding for the past 25 years. Together, they have two young sons and their family is active in local minor hockey and baseball.
Contact information: Phone: (902) 435-2848
Campaign Office: PO Box 41063, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4P7